Carrie Underwood Makes History With No. 1 Album, ‘Storyteller’
Congratulations are in order for Carrie Underwood. The country singer's latest album Storyteller topped Billboard's Top Country Albums chart this week, making her the only artist in the chart's 51-year history to have her first six albums debut at No. 1. Underwood now joins the ranks of iconic country vocalists Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton for having the most albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard's chart.
According to Nielsen Music, Underwood's album sold 177,000 album units which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent albums combined.
Underwood co-wrote six of the 13 songs on Storyteller, which was produced by Mark Bright, Zach Crowell and Jay Joyce. The record was released on Oct. 23 is the highest-selling debut by a female country artist this year.
Last week, the "Smoke Break" singer announced the Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round. Underwood will kick off the road show in January, inviting Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers to open.
Says Underwood in a press release, "I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me."
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